This month’s roundup of art events in KL is a promising one that is sure to challenge your perception of the self.

1
Diana Lui: I Will Not Give Names to Trees - A Personal Mythology

Dates: 6 February – 14 March 2020

In yet another journey of self-discovery, artist Diana Lui will be holding a solo exhibition in Wei-Ling Contemporary showcasing her collection of photographic archives – thousands of pictures of remnants of plants. Naturally, these images of nature reflect on her own discovery of her identity with the tree symbolising her body as well as her personal ties to it.

 

Address
Wei-Ling Contemporary, RT01 Sixth Floor, The Gardens Mall, 59200, Kuala Lumpur
Website
2
Azizan Paiman: Aku Ini Binatang Jalang

Education is a vital component for change in Malaysia, and artist Azizan Paiman wants you to know that. In his latest exhibition, “Aku Binatang Jalang” explores the effects of power abuse between the teacher-student relationship. His series of photographs showcase himself taking on the role of the educator in a class full of students.

Address
A+ Works of Art, D6-G8, D6 Trade Centre, 801, Jalan Sentul, 51000 Kuala Lumpur
Website
Start Date
February 12, 2020
End Date
February 29, 2020
3
Fauzulyusri: TONA

Nature is beautiful with all its wonders of leaves, flowers, animals, the water and land, clouds and rain, the environment and weather. Translating these onto canvas is Fauzulyusri’s latest exhibition, using nature’s hues as his muse.

Address
Taksu Kuala Lumpur, 17 Jalan Pawang, Datuk Keramat, 54000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website
Phone
+603-42514396
Start Date
February 27, 2020
End Date
March 21, 2020
4
Chong Yan Chuah: 27 Years of Lazarian Delights

Go on a journey into an obsessive mind with “27 Year of Lazarian Delights” by Chong Yan Chuah. Think acid lakes, fiery planes, suicide ceremonies, and more – all condensed into mystical art pieces in The Back Room KL.

Address
The Back Room KL, 1st Floor, Zhongshan Building, 80A Jalan Rotan, Off Jalan Kampung Attap, Kuala Lumpur
Website
Phone
+6016-6602585
Start Date
February 1, 2020
End Date
February 22, 2020
5
Petak Class #13: Contemporary Dance Technique (Beginner)

Have you always wanted to learn contemporary dancing? In this beginner’s class, there will be strength and flexibility training to teach you the essential basics of dance. It will be a combination of contemporary dance class with a blend of ballet dance movements.

Address
Kongsi KL, Taman Goodwood, 58200 Kuala Lumpur
Website
Dates
February 12, 19, 26
Fee
RM50 per class / RM150 for 4 classes
6
Tikitiboo

What is Tikitiboo? It’s a platform to present new and fresh narratives of emerging local artists from a diverse demographic and cultural backgrounds. The word itself is derived from the native language during the British occupation of India meaning “everything is fine and alright”. Among the artists that are part of this exhibition include: Putra Nazri, Izzat Hamdan, Syazwan Rahim, Nana Safiana, Jane Stephanny, Ong Cai Bin, Fong Jia Lok, Bonnie Cheong, Poppy Hew and Elika Towhidkhah.

Address
Suma Orientalis, 11, Lorong 11/4F Seksyen 11 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Website
Phone
+603-79557111
Start Date
February 1, 2020
End Date
February 9, 2020
PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.